"I didn't think I was high maintenance.. maybe I am"
I read prior reviews and decided to stay here with my wife. The staff is great and the views are gorgeous. The area is in a residential neighborhood. If you like the bustle of Waikiki, this isn't for you. You get a lot of space for the money, keep that in mind. We were disappointed that the AC in the rooms is a window unit and in our first room, it […] was too small to do the job. We can't sleep in the heat and it was over 80 degrees in the room. They graciously moved us to another unit with more AC in it, but the louvered windows let in a lot of sound from outside and the walls are thin. It isn't the same accommodations you would get for comparable money elsewhere, but they make up for it in space. The rooms we saw had multiple areas and separate bedrooms plus kitchenettes. At this point we don't have kids travelling with us and I'm too old and crotchety for this location, however, I can say there was a time I would have loved and appreciated it. As everyone else has said, the staff can't be beat. They are great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Paradise Bay Resort Aloha Chris, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am happy to hear the staff treated you well. We are addressing the AC issue, by putting in a larger unit or multiple units as we go along. Hope you were able to get on our boat excursion and enjoy the bay. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you in our home. With Warmest Aloha, Earl
"nice but could be better"
When you get there you might turn around to see if this is a joke, but once you have a good look it's the right place. The owner has a strange idea about what would make people feel safe,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Paradise Bay Resort Aloha James, Thanks for your comment, but I'm not real sure what you're trying to say. Since you gave us a 3 star rating, I am hoping you at least enjoyed it. Mahalo, Earl
"Paradise Bay Resort"
Awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed every day. Great location and great staff!! Snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding were all sensational. A true gem on the beautiful windward side of the island. We will certainly visit again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The approach to this hotel is a bit scary, but once you get there, it is wonderfulGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice quiet hideaway"
Exactly what we were looking for. Away from Waikiki and a truly authentic Hawaiian country experience. On the bay with gorgeous mountain views, super quiet, peaceful and low key. Not a full service resort, so no room service, etc. However, nice free breakfast every morning with yummy coffee! Free access to kayaks, paddle boards and snorkel equipment! […] Not close to much so a rental car is necessary. We did their snorkel excursion during our stay and got to swim with sea turtles, amazing! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Secluded out of the way spot"
WOW, Orchids on the bed when we arrived with a personal note of welcome. Had a beautiful view of the cove from the balcony. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would recommend highly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect antidote to Waikiki"
After working in Honolulu all week, I was looking for a quiet place to relax for a night. Although there is no beach access, this property offers beautiful views and great service. With a rental car, you can easily access some of the islands best beaches, minus the crowds. Great find!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice resort off the beaten path."
The staff were all very nice and helpful. Rooms were clean and well maintained. This resort is on the East side of the island so it is well away from the crowds in Waikiki. You will need to rent a car to get around but it's a great place to stay if you don't like crowds. They have a nice breakfast that is included in your stay. Overall we find it to […] be a good value for our money. Again the staff were very nice and helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"not what i expected"
this is was our second stay in Hawaii. our first was Waikiki. I picked here as the pictures made it look very "resort-ish". I was very disappointed in the area. the hotel was super clean, staff very friendly and it definitely is a beautiful place, but if your looking for a beachy type resort with pretty clear water and a nice place to lay out in the […] sun, this IS NOT it. theres no beach, only pool swimming, and the water is very murkey and pond like. our room was very clean, but the pictures are deceiving, as we had the studio kitchenette and its TINY. there is no tv in the bedroom, and I like to lay in bed to relax and watch tv. theres a coffee pot, but unlike other hotels that replace your coffee daily, you only get coffee for the first morning here, after that you have to go get it at their breakfast buffet ( included in price and very nice) also, as this hotel is on a VERY steep hill, if your room happens to be in the middle, you have to walk all the way to the bottom, then back up the stair to the middle to access it. I spent a lot of time jumping over the railing to get to my door. not designed well at all. and it is out in the middle of no wheres. that being said, its definitely beautiful, and the surrounding areas and beaches in the area are very pretty, staff is nice and rooms are clean. I wouldn't recommend, BUT, its all a matter of what you like and what your looking for! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was friendly and provided information on local restaurants which turned out to be great advice. The location is great for visitors who don't want to be in the city, but still close to major attractions. The resort surroundings are beautiful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Really nice getaway spot"
I loved the personal attention we received as guests. The staff was very helpful with all of our questions and needs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Resort by the Bay"
Excellent resort! It is on the rainy side of the island, but the resort is BEAUTIFUL and the staff is excellent. There is easy access to other parts of the island and the resort has free kayaks and snorkeling equipment you can use there during the day, or take the snorkeling equipment out to some other great turtle locations on the island. It is the […] only place (I'm pretty sure) that tourists can stay on that part of the island, so you really get to experience the local culture. I highly recommend Paradise Bay Resort! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was our 3rd and last hotel stay for our wedding/honeymoon week. Our room was a one bedroom overlooking the bay. This place was exactly what we needed after our wedding. It's beautiful, quiet and clean. The room was more like a full size one brm apt. With everything you could ever need for your stay. The bathroom was very nicely done. The bedroom […] is a bit small and was tricky to open and close closet doors but we just used the luggage rack and places our suit case is the halway out of our way. The breakfast was the best!!! There were hot and cold selections and it varied each day. They offered a special dinner and show for $25 on one of our nights there. It was completely worth going. The entertainment was perfect and the food was delicious. This place also offers free parking unlike any other place we stayed at. They only charge a resort fee. Which is completely worth every penny. This includes breakfast, wifi, use of snorkel gear, kayaks and many other things. Now the staff we interacted with during our stay were all very friendly, knowlageable and most of all professionals. We would most defiantly return back to Paradise Bay Resort. In fact is was a little difficult getting my wife to leave.. Haha Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oahu's Best Kept Secret"
This place was so beautiful and packed with adventure. It is a niche to be explored over several days and we will have to go back because our 2 day stay was not long enough!! Great breakfast with veggie options...wonderful staff and a diner drive in and dives location is within walking distance!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Paradise Bay Resort Aloha Marsha, Thank you for your review and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to hosting you again in the very near future. With Warmest Aloha, Earl
Our experience at paradise bay resort was great. We got there late and our room was ready like they were waiting for us it was a good feeling. It was nice to hear the ocean and the birds along with the swaying leaves. The staff were very nice and friendly. The breakfast was good with the fresh fruits and my favorite was the passion fruit and orange […] drink...my only least favorable was the vegan bacon. Over all this place was awesome I would most definitely come back and refer someone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Paradise Bay Resort Aloha John, Glad to hear you like the ambiance here at the property. It really is a very peaceful place to come and relax. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our bacon, but glad to hear that you would come back to see us again! With Warmest Aloha, Earl
"A Hidden Treasure"
Great for anyone that wants to be or needs to be on that side of the island. The Staff were extremely helpful and professional. After driving though a residential neighborhood we must admit we were not sure about our decision. However once on the premises we not only were pleased with our decision but extended our stay. Definitely a throwback to what […] we imagine Hawaii to be years ago. Rooms on the bay or view of the bay is what I would recommend. Great for a long term stay as some rooms have kitchenettes. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Paradise Bay Resort Aloha AC, Thank you for taking time to share your comments. We are so very happy to hear your experience with us was a positive one. Looking forward to seeing you here again in the near future. With Warmest Aloha, Earl
"Quiet side of the island"
Spectacular Views, very accomodating staff, excellent breakfast (nice surprise), and the rooms were comfortable especially should you get a deck that was part of our studio. We enjoyed the contrast of Paradise Bay to Waikiki.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Paradise Bay Resort Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We appreciate the nice comments, especially about our Team. We are proud of our amazing views, but more so of our Aloha Spirit. We hope you come back to visit us very soon. Mahalo, Paradise Bay Resort.
"Photos deceiving, staff friendly"
The location of the hotel is far off the beaten path which is nice. The room floors felt unclean, the layout of the rooms were uncomfortable. You could hear everything, from the next room over, to the footsteps above, to people walking outside. It was completely distracting. One night I woke up to the smell of smoke even. The photos make the hotel appear […] to be on a swimable beach. Not the case, you have to drive or kayak to a swimable area which was a huge letdown. Breakfast was decent, don't expect real sausage. Vegan it is! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Paradise Bay Resort Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Our Team does everything we can to make sure each guests' stay is enjoyable, and we are sorry we did not meet your expectations. It is true that although we are right on Kaneohe Bay, the best swimming beaches are a short drive or kayak away. We do enjoy that these beautiful beaches are secluded on the Windward side of the island; without the crowds of Waikiki. We will definitely follow up on your comments with our Housekeeping department. We hope if your travel plans bring you back to Oahu, that you come back to Paradise Bay Resort. Mahalo.
"Peaceful hotel away from city traffic and noise"
The rooms were very large and it was nice to have a full kitchen so we could save money on the expensive dinners. We enjoyed the Friday night music,dinner, hula dancer and fire dancer. The Sat snorkeling and Island information given on the boat was fun and interesting. The location is great for availability to all parts of the island and very peaceful. […] We definately recommend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Paradise Bay Resort Aloha and thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed Friday Night's entertainment and Saturday's Sandbar Excursion. They are always hits with our guests, so we are happy to announce that we are expanding our Entertainment program and Guest Experience Team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Paradise Bay Resort. Mahalo.
"Loved it. Hated to leave."
This place is awesome. .. The staff was awesome. .. was here for my honeymoon and it was awesome!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good Deal, with some drawbacks"
I really enjoyed staying here. We spent a week and found it very beautiful and relaxing. They have a good breakfast each day and the view from the open porch is wonderful. They are close to a pond and access to the ocean. They have weekly activities that are fun, especially the sandbar excursion. Well worth the $25 to snorkel and see marine life and […] also spend time on the Sandbar. The Friday night show was fun and the food was good. The rooms are comfortable and spacious with all the things you need. The inn is also secluded away from all the traffic and people of the downtown or beachside resorts. You have fairly quick access to anything you want to see and if you drive into Kaneohe they have many great places to eat including restaurant chains like Panda Express. The drawbacks, for me, were that the curtain in the master was so thin you can see threw it which would make dressing in the evening with the light on out of the question. We easily fixed this by hanging a. blanket provided over the curtain to give more privacy. They also only come to the clean the room every other day. This didn't bother me but might bother some people. The walls are also pretty thin. You can hear things going on in the next room and walking around in the rooms above you. Perhaps it's different in the other rooms. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone, as long as they understand the drawbacks. We would also stay there again if we went back to Hawaii. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Neighborhood initially questionable but have no doubts its a quiet location and resort is very nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A very nice place to stay"
Not a "resort" in the typical sense, but was a very pleasant place to stay. Some rooms have waterfront view, some look out onto pool, and some have little view at all. If it's important to you, might confirm with your reservation where your room will be. Staff very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was quite nice. Only complaint about rooms is […] that they are very dark; not adequate lighting for my aging eyes! Also, of more concern, I could not discover that rooms have smoke detector/alarms. No phone in room was a minor inconvenience as well. Bottom line though, I would definitely stay there again (observing the cautions above). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Diamond amongst the rough"
Was really nice overall. Wish I paid a bit more for one of the rooms that directly overlooked the ocean. Really quiet tucked away spot in general.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet and secluded"
Very good location to get away from the large and expensive resorts that are crowded and over priced. Local grocery and shopping only 4 miles away.Genuine Expedia guest review
If you're looking to experience Hawaii, Paradise should be your stay. Close to perfection in the country side. The view and weather are always amazing. Limited rooms and no phone one room, but other than that it has friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to recharge your batteries!"
Paradise Bay is located away from the main tourist area, which is a huge plus! The views are incredible and the area is very peaceful.Genuine Expedia guest review
excellent / quiet / bay not oceanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful place, quiet and relaxing. Staff is caring and efficient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great staff ,"
Every staff member went over and above to make our stay very goodGenuine Expedia guest review
I brought my Grandma here on her first ever vacation to celebrate some birthdays. She was so thrilled because it was just far away enough from everything that you could hear the birds chirping every morning and fall asleep looking out at the bay. The hotel staff is superb when it comes to being accommodating and recommending places to go visit. This […] little hidden gem is the perfect location to feel far enough away that you're not commercialized but close enough that you can hop in a car and get to the biggest attractions on the island within a few miles. I definitely would love to come stay here again! Thank you for the great memories! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Quiet, peaceful location. OK room. Bathroom tub/shower needed work. Very friendly staff. Breakfast was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
We decided to split our trip between Paradise Bay Resort and Waikiki area. There was a confusion on room type booked through Expedia. All the staffs we worked with said that it is their highest priority to ensure we have a great vacation, it is their job to get things sorted out. Sure enough, we were put into a room that exceed our expectation and had […] a really relaxing stay. This hotel has a few kayaks in their dock for residents to use (with no charge) which makes it very convenient. It also took us by surprise that they provide a simple breakfast buffet everyday (at no additional cost). Nothing extravagant but fairly healthy, e.g. fresh fruits, toasts, bagels, oatmeal, & different spreads. You have to come with an expectation that this is not operated by an international brand so you will see little things that are not perfect (e.g. mirror not secured to the door, wall patches not painted, etc.) but all in all, the service made up for everything else. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place to be have quiet vacation."
Very quiet. Nice view if you take a room with view. Snokle equipment are useless. It would be very nice if they have a quality gears. That rental fees include mandatory resort fee. Not so far. Not so close from waikiki. I think this is not a resort but a b&b hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beauti;ful View, Good Room"
Enjoyable stay. Great Breakfast. Best view from a hotel on Oahu. Nice Staff. Only 2 complaints: Limited parking and no elevator, only steep stairs up and down.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Middle of the road"
We had a terrific trip to Oahu until it came time to find our hotel. It took us 2 hours to find the hotel! Very difficult to find. We were on and off the phone with them until we finally found it! The neighborhood you pass through isn't very nice bit the hotel is clean and up to date. Parking is scarce and difficult. The dinner and entertainment on […] Wednesday night was excellent as was the fire dance, hula and Tahitian dancing on Friday night. The boat ride was not as good although the boat driver was well informed. Saw green turtles, mantas rays, and fish near the reef. The breakfast was redundant and booring, a la Costco. Had to ask for coffee for the room. The pool is nice. No area for walking. We enjoyed the windward side. It's rated at 3 1/2 and we would concur. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is my first vacation since more than 4 years, and I am pretty sure that I have made an excellent choice to spend a real nice time in Paradise Bay Resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
Ok, so this is not the most luxurious place, but then again it is. The little details and cozy hideaway really made up for some of the luxury you would pay at $500 a night hotels. The free breakfast, use of snorkel gear and kayaks was a bonus. Would definitely stay there again. Already planning for next year!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Secluded but not resort-y"
Paradise bay is a little tricky to find. The 830 turn is not well marked. Just an FYI. We enjoyed the seclusion and smallness of the 'resort.' I put that in quotes because its more like a big b&b than it is a resort. With a resort comes some amenities that this place didn't have. That said ... We did enjoy and love our stay. It's out of the urban-ness […] of Honolulu. It's location is on what I would consider the prettiest part of Oahu. It's close enough to shopping for supplies. Parking was free or included. Our 'suite' had a fridge, dishes, utensils. Bathroom had a wet smell to it, which was a bit cruddy. But again, for the $ and the location, I'd definitely stay there again if we returned and will recommend it to others. Ps. On the same stay we stays at the jw Marriott on the west side. I preferred paradise bay to that. Our room was bigger at PB, cheaper, and we didn't get nickel and dimed to death for parking, breakfast, Internet. And I love the location of Kaneohe much better than ko'olina. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice quiet resort..loved the view of Kaneohe Bay"
We really enjoyed our stay at Paradise Bay. The staff was very nice and even upgraded us to a bay front room...loved it and can not wait to spend another weekend there...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not Honolulu or Waikiki, and that's a good thing!"
The Paradise Bay Resort is off the beaten track. Make sure you get good directions. Even the locals don't know about it. We enjoyed the buffet continental breakfast to start our day, and the free parking(hard to find in Hawaii). The rooms vary a lot. We would NOT have been happy with a "garden view room", but fortunately they had a partial ocean view […] room available, and upgraded us at no additional cost. The resort sits on a hillside, overlooking a small tidal river/inlet off Kaneohe Bay, and has a "jungle" feel to it, even though it's part of a neighborhood. They have a nice pool, and a pretty location, quiet and out of the Honolulu mess, but it does not have a beach. We had a car, so it was easy to travel to nearby beaches and enjoy the variety. The included snorkel & reef sandbar trip on Saturday was very nice. They sometimes charge for this adventure. It would easily be worth $20-30 additional. The "social" happy hour mai tais and hors d'ouvres event was a little underwhelming. Only a few guests showed up, so we really didn't get to mix and interact. The staff was friendly and helpful. Good local dining recommendations. Rooms would benefit from a mirror in the main living space, rather than just in the bathroom. Helpful when more than one person is dressing, getting ready to go out. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A relaxing place to retreat"
This hotel is located in a mostly residential area that provided a relatively "homey" experience that I enjoyed, including the roosters crowing in the morning. Although the sound of surf is missing from Kaneohe Bay, the views are very nice and the ambiance is a relaxing one. The breakfast fare was a very nice mix as well, and more generous than many […] "continental" spreads. The only criticism is a minor one regarding some wear and tear maintenance issues, easy to forgive considering the benefits. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The waterfront area left something to be desired. But the staff were very kind and the room was simple and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very noisy, poor service"
Walls were thin and we could hear everything in the room next to us. Beach is non-existent, construction was going on during the day, also very noisy. There was no bell in the lobby and employees were always in the back room so I had to yell for any assistance at all. If you look at the photos and expect to find a resort on the water, be aware that […] only 1 building is actually on the bay, the rest is on a channel. This is in no way a resort. I would not recommend this if you are looking for a resort experience. Also, the toilet wouldn't flush right and the water was barely above warm. This might be a good place for a family to go to, but if you are looking for something quiet and relaxing, it is not the place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A pleasant surprise"
This was better than we had expected, given that it was the more affordable option in the area. We wanted to avoid Waikiki, and enjoyed our stay. It was quiet, clean and charming, we did not expect luxury. Pool area is ok, even if the beach is a bit of a drive away. Breakfast was good and included. The general setting is absolutely beautiful, with dramatic […] surrounding mountains. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not so scenic"
Our room was very dark and had no scenic view (road view). I was dissapointed with the hotel because of the room. The hotel is located in a neighborhood so you will need to drive to about 2 miles for restaurants or groceries. No beach access at the hotel. I like the quiet of the North Shore area. However, I would probably find another hotel or rent […] a house/apartment in the North Shore versus staying in Kaneohe area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful place, off the beaten path"
This is a great little resort. Wonderful customer service, clean rooms, far away from Waikiki. We took the boat tour, which left right from the resort property (highly recommend): we got off the boat to snorkel along the reef, then went to a sand bar and wandered around. The captain and first mate were brothers, both really nice. It is pretty far from […] anything else (which is what we wanted), but other than breakfast, you'll have to find a way to restaurants for meals. The bus stop is nearby, but the bus doesn't come frequently. We rented a motorcycle, giving us more flexibility. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely Place on Windward Shore"
This is a great place to stay across the island from Honolulu. It has easy access to everything you'd want to see and has the beauty of the location on a bay. Every morning you have a delicious breakfast buffet while looking out over the bay and the sheltering comfort of a monkeypod tree. Service is good. Be a bit careful on the tile stairs - they could […] use a bit more lighting at night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not fancy, but pleasant, relaxing, and genuine."
Pros: -Good location for a base from which to explore the island by car. -Located in a residential neighborhood, not a fancy hotel complex. Feels genuine, away from the crowds of tourists. -Beautiful view from our huge balcony in unit 34. -Very friendly helpful staff. Cons: -Half the bed sagged, so one side was more comfortable than the other. Both […] sides were acceptable though, despite the sagging. -The floor was dirty! You could feel the dirt on the bottoms of your feet if you went barefoot in the room. It was dirty when we arrived and didn't seem to be cleaned for the entire 10 days we were there. Ew. -We could hear every word, sneeze, or sigh from our neighbors in the adjoining room. Despite the imperfections, I would stay here again. It's a charming, friendly place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not a good hotel if you want beach access."
The air conditioner in our room did not work. They gave us five coffees in our room for the seven days we were there. I asked for another one and they said they couldn't give me another one. I wished I had realized there was no beach access. The staff was really friendly though and helpful. We left day to be with our daughter whose husband left in his […] naval ship and we couldn't get that day which I couldn't understand with it being the military. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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